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CNN
Jun 20, 2013 1:00pm PDT
the gravy train by tapering off the stimulus it stumps into the economy, sometime in the near future. he hasn't even announced it yet. i want to get to felicia taylor at the new york stock exchange. explain what happened there to trigger the second day of selloffs. >> the debate has begun as to when that tapering, that slight pullback, and i do mean slight. he's not taking all of the stimulus out of the market at once. traders discussing whether or not it's going to happen in the next month or possibly 2014, what that does to the market. we were down about 380 points before the closing bell. so we have come back a little bit and that is a good sign. but some traders say these kind of selloffs could continue because the debate is going to continue. but what we've really got to focus on is the economy. are we seeing enough positive signs in the economy? so far it's a very mixed picture for the federal reserve to feel confident enough to begin that slow tapering down. the answer is not really. they need at least three monies of positive economic news for him to begin that stimulus pullback.
CSPAN
Jun 17, 2013 8:00pm EDT
of america, this remains a vibrant place to live with a balanced economy. the american people must have a voice about what those rules will be. and congress cannot skirt responsibility to legislate. again, i would like to close here by thanking those who led this effort, mr. collins in particular, for leading the floor conversation. he has shown great leadership, working very hard. you came here as did other members of the freshman class to make a difference by supporting the reins act and i think you will advance that cause. mr. collins: it is easy to follow in the stoot steps. and we will work to continue that fight. i thank you for being here tonight. it is now with great pleasure, another freshman who has come from north of me in north compassion for his constituents. mr. holding: i thank the gentleman from georgia for the opportunity to discuss this administration's excessive regulations. we know the harmful effect that overregulations had on the economy and since taking office, president obama and his administration have continuously burdened the american people with an exceptiona
PBS
Jun 20, 2013 11:00pm PDT
is in cities and metropolitan contraries because these are the engines of the economy, centers of trade and investment. top 100 metros so only one ace of the land mast, two-thirds of the population, three quarters of the gdp and on every indicator that matters, infrastructure and human capital and innovation. 75, 80, 85, 90% of the nations share. there really is no american economy. what we have is a network of metro economies and they're now stepping up and doing the hard work. >> but at the same time we all know that some of the toughest economic challenges are the state and local level. >> absolutely. but the great thing about metropolitan areas is they're not just governments. you know, the federal government is a government. state governments are government, metropolitan areas are networks. and we see that these networks are finding really creative and beneficial ways. >> rose: networks between what? >> networks of different companies, different philanthropic groups, different individuals, all coming together. they have loose or tight connections. and they can fund things more-- in
MSNBC
Jun 19, 2013 3:00am PDT
economies in terms of -- because they need europe to be able to take their stuff. watch for china -- i don't know who's really running that country, but i can tell you this, their deceleration in economics is just incredible. it's not bringing us down. >> china may go down below 7%, 6% growth this err year. we are right now the tallest building in elmira, new york. >> it's the shung kamao bank. >> how do you know about elmira, new york? >> i come to play. >> you do come to play. we may be the tallest building in elmira, new york, but people keep buying the dollar. what are you going to do? go to europe? go to china? they're all train wrecks wait to go happen. >> you can't feed china. that's a big issue. 700,000 recespiratory deaths la year. let's go to john meacham. speaking of smoking, he smokes way too much. john, you look at europe, the g-8, they were all lecturing president obama three years ago. sarkozy, where is he now? who knows? he's probably staying at your place in the south of france. >> oh, no, unh-unh. >> but united states is in this strange position of just sort of crawling a
FOX News
Jun 22, 2013 12:00pm PDT
, thank you. >> a little background on brazil. it's one of the world's largest economies coming in as number six. it was ninth in gross domestic product, it's expected to grow a 4.2%. inflation is up at 6.7% for the past year. rising rate fueling concerns there may be a another round of interest rate hikes. poverty rate stands at 21.4% with more than 41 million people considered poor. we will continue to follow the unrest in brazil. coming up later this hour, rick grenell the spokesperson for the last four ambassadors to the u.n. he will join us live. >> gregg: immigration reform is debates the turn in spotlight. next week on capitol hill, but can u.s. scenarios behind the bill actually gin up enough support for its passage. elizabeth plann has the story live from d.c. bureau. >> the immigration reform bill starting to take shape in the senate while republicans in the house continue to form what they think is a solution. just as the president says it's a pathway to provide citizenship for folks that wanted to come here and stay here legally while bringing relief to a struggling
CSPAN
Jun 21, 2013 9:00am EDT
much that is costing the european economy, european jobs, and the european government? guest: at the moment, we are asking our citizens to do a lot of sacrifice in order to adjust to the impact of the financial crisis. we cannot allow a number of people to escape, a number of people to evade their tax responsibilities. so, i think this was a powerful message from the g8. very much supported and initiated by the europeans to make sure that our tax system is assumes itsverybody responsibilities in terms of and that when we ask normal citizens to make sacrifices, we should at the same time ensure that any of the people that tries to escape this sanctions -- is sanctions. cooperation among states is an effective one, and this is what they discussed in the g8 and what we are implementing. we are happy to see that we are on the same wavelength with the americans. host: what about switzerland? is which alone one of those locations used as a tax haven? guest: switzerland is not part of the european union, but we have a solid relationship with switzerland. we made a number of agreemen
CSPAN
Jun 19, 2013 12:00pm EDT
that actually is a good balance and works for everyone in this sector of the economy. this bill first creates a way for current undocumented workers to obtain legal status through the blue card program if they've worked at least a hundred workdays or 575 hours from january 1, 2010 through december 31, 2012. all the blue cardholders will receive biometric identification. employers will be required to provide a record of their employment to the department of agriculture as well. and to be eligible, then, for a green card, the workers must have worked for at least a hundred days per year for eight years prior to enactment or 150 days for five years prior to enactment and they also would have to show that they pay taxes on their income that they earn while in blue card status, that they have not been convicted of any felony or violent misdemeanor as well. next, the bill also establishes an agricultural worker program to assign work visas for immigrant workers who don't wish to live in the united states but want to be able to come to the united states to be able to work legally. workers must regis
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2013 1:00pm EDT
the original small business. small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the engines of job creation. and over half of americans own or are employed by a small business. mr. speaker, there are 30 million small businesses in the united states, and they create seven out of 10 new american jobs each and every year. small businesses are the key to economic prosperity. the government does not create jobs. american small businesses create jobs. the government and its lawmakers should do everything in their power to cultivate an ideal environment for small businesses to grow and prosper by removing roadblocks to growth and building economic certainty. we need to keep the focus on the american worker and on small businesses. we need to remember that every week is small business week. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman's time has expired. further requests for one minute? for what reason does the gentleman from texas rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one inute. >> thank you, mr. speake
CNN
Jun 17, 2013 1:00pm PDT
americans feel the economy is starting to recover and their perceptions about the economy is starting to go up. usually the president rides those numbers up. there may be an erosion of attributes that may cause some irreparable harm for his second term agenda. that's what i'd be very worried about. >> we should also say congress have having incredibly poor approval ratings as well. when we said that to the white house, they said, well, congress is barely out of single digits. and that's true. if you worked at the white house now, would you be worried? >> i also like to look at trend lines but i don't see any reason for concern here. if you look a little deeper beyond the overall approval and the voter opinions on economy and jobss are he unchanged. he's within the margin of error. there is not that devastating dip that others are trying to portray. >> on the economy and jobs? >> on the economy of jobs. he's within the margin of error and that's the encouragement here, that this isn't some devastating dive that's unrecoverable. i think mark's point about the clump of scandal coverage is cert
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2013 8:00pm EDT
, promotes growth and creates jobs, investments in infrastructure and innovation, expands our economy and strengthens the middle class and responsibly reduces the deficit. cognizant van hollen has been our leader on budget issues and the -- always promoting a budget as a statement of our national values of fairness, and opportunity, while reducing the deficit. please yield to the distinguished gentleman. >> thank you, leader pelosi. leader pelosi and president obama have in calling for some time now for the house of representatives to get working on legislation that will help boost growth. the economy has been improving but we know it can improve much faster if congress would do its work. two percent economic growth. because of things congress has done, like the sequester, we are slowing down economic growth in the country. the congressional budget office says economic growth this year will be one third less because of the sequester. which is why we have proposed a budget. senate democrats and the president of the united states have proposed budget that would replace the sequester wit
MSNBC
Jun 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
there backing up investors. the fed was promising that if the economy didn't inprove, don't worry, we're going to continue with this very easy monetary policy. make sure there's plenty of money. a lot of liquidity. bernanke really made people realize that this pulling back, the tapering of the fed, this almost tightening, because they're not going to be as easy as they've been, this was the warning signal this was going to happen. a lot people had been pushing this out to 2014. maybe 2015. ben bernanke made it clear. this is going to be happening potentially even this year. and, you know, they say they don't ring a bell at the top of our markets. that that's the big question and the big game you have to play when you're investing. this was almost a bell to all those investors who worried, okay, this is a massive change, this is the time we need to move. that's what's been happening here. we do look like we're going to open by 60 points but that was about half the gains we saw early this morning. >> the market got its bell rung this week. have a great friday. enjoy your weekend. >>> we move on.
NBC
Jun 14, 2013 5:30pm PDT
wages. as the economy slowly recovers, many of the new jobs are concentrated in low-wage areas like fast food restaurants. nbc news reporting on poverty in america, supported by the ford foundation and in tonight's "in plain sight" report, you may be surprised to learn who some of these folks are and what it takes for them to feed their families. we get our report from nbc's kevin tibbles in chicago. ♪ we serve it up with a smile >> reporter: for many, this is the face of the fast food industry, happy young kids flipping burgers after school. but these days that person taking your order for minimum wage is much more likely to be older. >> we can't afford to live on what we make. >> reporter: people like 56-year-old interior designer amy crawford, who now works behind the counter for $8.75 an hour. >> i would have described myself as very comfortably middle class. >> reporter: and now? >> and now i'm getting by. >> reporter: crawford says she has been seeking a job in her field over a year, dipping into retirement savings to pay the rent, and relying on food stamps. >> these folks use f
CNN
Jun 20, 2013 2:00pm PDT
to back off of this government program that has helped push the economy along and that has sent the markets in a tail spin. he used the word "taper", he's going to taper the program. what does that mean? well, imagine the economy to be like a kid trying to ride a bicycle after a spill, trying to get back on balance. the fed has been helping out to steady and push him along with about $85 billion a month in stimulus. ben bernanke has been looking at numbers saying housing is up almost 7% in may, unemployment 7.6%, not getting better but not getting worse, gdp, 2.6%, all of that he's saying is that all of this that is good enough that the government can start backing off and let the economy stand on its own a little more. i'll be there. if it gets in trouble, i'll step in and save it, it will be okay, there is what we should do. so why are the markets so troubled? partially because they're looking at the same numbers and they are not as confident. their sense is that if you step away from this economy right now and try to let it ride on its own, in fact you could have a lot of wob
CSPAN
Jun 18, 2013 12:00pm EDT
which will have a terrible impact on state and local economies. going back to when the government tries to implement compassion it will always be done on a political basis. i want to speed up because we want to leave time for discussion and our other panelists. i want to give you an example how this happens. i heard this great example. think about a mother who steals to feed her children. she goes to children. her children end up in foster care. we have sympathy and there is the terrible situation, where is the outcry for amnesty for such a person? where the outcry for family reunification for someone broke the law. it is not there? why? because she is not a member of desired political block people in washington trying to garner favor for. that is to go back to let individual discuss 19 we get mandate for compassion. go next to verse 34, right after the mandate that we exercise kindness to strangers, it also prohibits unjust weights and measures. that is what this bill is. it is an unjust weight and measure. we need to take the things into consideration. i could go on. this bill also, a
CSPAN
Jun 18, 2013 1:00am EDT
of this meeting is to fire up our economies and drive growth and prosperity around the world, to do things that make a real difference to people's lives. and there is no more powerful way to do that than by boosting trade and than by launching these negotiations on a landmark deal between the european union and the united states of america. could at 80 billion pounds to the u.s. economy and 85 billion pounds to the rest of the world. two million extra jobs, more choice and lower prices in our shops. we're talking about what could be the biggest bilateral trade deal in history. a deal that will have a greater impact than all the other trade deals put together. when we last met at camp david and suggested we could reach this moment many doubted it would be possible. everyone knows these trade deals are difficult. some take years to get off the ground and some never happen at all. it's a testament to the leadership of everyone here we've reached this point. we must maintain that political will in the months ahead. -- once in a generation opportunity and we must seize it. >> today we announced
MSNBC
Jun 17, 2013 9:00am EDT
at this lakeside resort in ireland was supposed to be the economy, trade. the meetings will be dominated by an issue that was not on the agenda. syria, as the u.s. and most of its western allies troo toy figure out a way to prop up that opposition in the country's two-year-old civil war. the old g-7 basically came together as a way to -- a bit of a counterforce to the soviet union. and now of course this country, number eight, russia. vladimir putin has stuck by syria's leader bashar al assad. in fact, before arriving in northern ireland, putin met with british prime minister david cameron. his comments after that meeting seemed to foreshadow a cold war-like exchange over syria with president obama when the the two meet later today. >> in regards to the supplies of weapons to the assad government and as regards to who has the blood of the children and peaceful citizens of syria, i believe you will not deny that the blood is on the hands of both parties. >> of course, president obama has been a very reluckant supporter of arming the syrian opposition. and it's meant he's gotten a lot of b
NBC
Jun 17, 2013 12:00am PDT
's economy is coming back. chris: but will we still see those nbc pictures of people racing across the border at night? >> not -- not for a while. chris: not for a while. that means the law works. >> we will get the bill. but there are concerns that the number of visas for farmer workers is going to be revised down that we will see more once the economy picks up. >> i think they will get something through but it will be that unforeseen consequences problem that people will watch for the next several years. what will the impacts be that aren't part of what the discussion is? >> we will get a bill. the balance mere is between a pathway to citizenship and border security. we'll probably get more emphasis on border security to get the bill passed. chris: why should a republican vote for this? >> jeb bush and haley barbour gave a reason this week. because it's pro growth. chris: ok. great. >> you need immigrants in america to foster growth. chris: thanks for a great roundtable. getting near the end here on this show. chuck todd. katty kay. kelly o'donnell and david ignatius. that's the show. thank
MSNBC
Jun 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
that pitted him against his unlikely challenger in 2014. tough economy, we're talking about jobs in the state here. you're talking about somebody who molloy has made clear he might have his eye on the national stage a little bit. he has to get by in 2014. how does this issue affect him with perry coming in and maybe losing gun jobs a little bit. >> it's a choice he's going to have to make. between jobs and votes, really. when it comes down to it. i think he wins on the vote side. the national attention on this issue and at least in the northeast, perry will be vilified. i would love to see him meet up with chris christie. >> nobody is going to say that this year. >> it's a delicate balance that he's going to have to walk. i'm sure the nra is going to be going after him should some of these manufacturers leave. so, it's clearly an important calculation for perry to strengthen his national credential. ultimately i think molloy will be fine because he'll be fine on this issue and he'll bet support from around the country. >> i wonder how the et voers in connecticut would feel about it because th
FOX News
Jun 20, 2013 8:00am PDT
. the president's approval rating on the economy in this poll is 42 approve, 57 disapprove, and as you know a lot of young people are getting out of school and not being able to find a job, and a large number of kids who get out of college are moving back in with their families. i think this is more than just nsa, it may be the economy, it may be the overall perception of the president. the other interesting note in the poll was that for the first time he was viewed by the american people as not honest and trustworthy. 49% said that phrase applies to him. 50% says it does not a my to him. that could be another thing, because young people had such -- he was such an aspirational figure to younger voters and younger americans and if there is agreeing perception that he's not shooting straight with him, that he's not honest and trustworthy that could be very close not only among young people but among all voters. jon: isn't that perhaps the bigger problem i mean for him? because it's one thing to have your job approval rating kind of bounce up and down, but once you are perceived as not necessarily t
MSNBC
Jun 18, 2013 3:00am PDT
and 2011. their take went from 10% to 20% of the whole. we live in a superstar economy. >> e.j., we live in a superstar economy. you base your column in a speech that was actually given by alan krueger at the rock and roll hall of fame in cleveland. talking about the dangers of growing in come inequality. we hear it from the left and the right. alan greenspan says it's one of the greatest threats to american capitalism. what do we do about it? >> there's a number of things we can do about it. i thought the speech was very powerful because how do you get people to talk about inequality. putting it into the context of rock, the theme really is, it's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll. the difference between the top and the bottom is bigger. i think we're taking some steps already on taxation. i think we need to do a lot more to help people at the bottom end of the economy stay in school longer, go to community college. i think that's part of it. but we also need just a fair bargain between labor and capital. justin wolfer, the economist, put out some charts yesterday that s
MSNBC
Jun 20, 2013 3:00am PDT
changes to make there, but the really big news on the economy came yesterday. obviously, with ben bernanke. >> joining me is former treasury official and analyst steve rattner. also, we have new york times reporter jeremy peters. good to have you both onboard. we'll start with ben bernanke. he expressed confidence in the nation's economic growth yesterday saying the fed will start to rein in its stimulus program later this year. bernanke laid out the federal reserves plan, which includes tapering off its multibillion bond-buying program until the unemployment rate drops to 7%. the fed expects that to happy the middle of next year. >> that's great news, right? >> in some way. >> so that's the good news. what bad news could there be from that, steve rattner. >> i think we'll find out. >> the fed will also hold off on raising interest rates keeping them to near zero until unemployment falls to 6.5%. as for wall street's response, this may be where things change. the markets took a dive as soon as bernanke started speaking. by 3:05 the dow fell 140 points closing the day down more than 200, st
MSNBC
Jun 20, 2013 4:00pm PDT
bunker, and also coming in, michael jackson. and as the century moved to its conclusion with the economy booming, it was madonna, the material girl, and then bruce springsteen, and in the early 21st century, this century of ours in the aftermath of 9/11, it was all about trying to hold things together, especially our families, and our american icon became a husband, a father, a guy from jersey, a crime boss. his name, tony soprano. james lipton is the host of bravo's "inside the actors studio," and paul farhi is with "the washington post." james gandolfini's portrayal of tony soprano, there was one bedrock of truth of everything he did. he was just a family guy trying to hold everything together. in an early first season episode, he was on a car trip to visit prospective colleges with his daughter, who confronts him about his line of work. let's listen. >> are you in the mafia? >> am i in the what? >> whatever you want to call it. organized crime. >> that's total crap. who told you that? >> dad, i have lived in the house all my life. i have seen police come with warrants. i have seen you
CNN
Jun 19, 2013 3:00am PDT
news that we need to know. big day for the economy. >> it is "b" day, ben bernanke, deciding how long to keep up propping up the economy, is the economy strong enough to stand on its own? wall street nervous, the dow posted triple-digit moves, you guys, past six sessions, dow futures up 29 points right now. brand new cnn/orc poll most americans say the economy is in poor shape and when it comes to people's finance more pessimism. 44% say they're financially worse off than a year ago, only 36% say they're better off. no improvement from last year, no improvement. the stock market is up 13% and there's no improvement from last year. >> she's getting emotional about it. she's got a frog in her throat. >> cnn money released a list of best places to launch a business, montana, vermont, new mexico, and if you want to launch a business there you go. >> i'm thinking north dakota, i did a piece in north dakota about the fracking industry and how it's booming. lowest unemployment. >> the lowest unemployment in the country is in north dakota. i hear it's lovely this time of year. >> not a lot of
FOX News
Jun 15, 2013 1:00am PDT
the economy improved, we always saw those levels retreat and go back down. this time it is not happening. no entitlements. do you think there is a political motive here with the far left which now control the white house and most of congress that they are actively trying to lock people into this government dependency to lock in a permanent democratic majority? >> i think that conclusion can be easily reached. because for one thing, to your point about usually when we see an economy move beyond the recession, we see these programs recede with them. we've seen almost a million additional households on food stamps in the course of the past year. that is unheard of, unthinkable. in terms of a dependency motive for this administration for the left that is represented by the democratic party in washington, i think that's entirely possible. but as troubling is that the right, the republican party has not come up with intelligence sustainable, effective solutions in response to what they see as the motivation and the program of this president. >> that's a huge problem. this is going unabated. bo
MSNBC
Jun 17, 2013 3:00am PDT
by the french and germans? >> on the economy it's pretty good. but there's a whole other part of discomfort, if you will, with some european leaders and it more has to do -- their reaction to president obama is just like any other politician's reaction to a politician that may not be as popular as they once were. president obama, the nsa things do not play well over here. there has been a frustration by some on the left in europe that president obama hasn't addressed the issue of climate change more aggressively. that's always been a much more important issue to europeans than it ever has been in the united states. and you sort of take all of that into account and so there certainly is -- you know, the shine has worn off. two years ago when president obama would come over here, you know, you know, figuratively throwing rose pe petals at his feet. he still has a huge audience a few hours ago in belfast for a speech he gave that was addressing northern ireland youth. he's going to get a huge number of people at the brandenburg gate when he makes that speech on the 50th anniversary of jfk spee
Current
Jun 17, 2013 6:00am PDT
the economy, we can talk. but the unconstitutionallizing of -- institutionalizing is part of the obama legacy. go ahead. >> this is not film to say that he is as bad as bush to say there's one area that he is following in bush's footsteps and in some ways, has our ability to do surveillance on a massive scale has increased so has that surveillance. >> stephanie: well, you know you probably saw michael hayden on the sunday shows who is the head of this under bush. he said look, obama is doing this with much more transparency than we did. he's doing it -- everything obama has said with more oversight and more checks and balances. you can have the whole discussion. should we be doing any of it in the first place. i had alan grayson on last week who i love. we have to have agitators and great liberals but his bill, when the president said you didn't have 100% security and 100% privacy his bill would give us 100% privacy but i don't think it's workable. >> i think i said last week, my take is this is happening. we now know it is happening. that it's not not going to happen. and even if they craft
MSNBC
Jun 15, 2013 7:00am PDT
into the mirror to look at history. let's quickly revisit the highlights. this president brought the economy back from the brink through a stimulus program, a bailout of the american auto industry, strengthening financial reform and creating a dedicated government bureau to protect consumers. changing the composition of the supreme court by appointing two impressive women. and of course the largest progressive domestic policy to expand our social safety net in a generation, the affordable care act. for obama supporters accustom to all those policy successes, so far the second term may seem like it's off to a slow start but i think that changed this week. the president just took a crucial step towards the first big win of the second term on tuesday. advocates for immigration reform broke an attempted filfilibuste. now nothing should stop the senate for an up-or-down vote for landmarking legislation that would provide the u.s.'s first comprehensive immigration reform in almost three decades. if that happens, president obama will become the first president to make a lasting mark on immigration polic
CBS
Jun 19, 2013 7:00am PDT
says if the reform bill passes, it would boost the economy and cut the federal deficit by $200 billion in the next decade. but now there are fears it may not happen at all. our political director john dickerson is in washington. john, good morning. >> reporter: morning, charlie. >> so what's the impact of this cbo report? >> reporter: well, i think for those who are pushing comprehensive immigration reform, it's a second big argument for them. they've been making the moral case that the immigration system has to be fixtured. now they can make an economic case that it's actually good for the economy. and critics, though, of this have seen a kind of push to get this bill rammed through. and so a lot of conservatives think that cbo is kind of tweaking the numbers here. they don't believe this will be good for the economy at all. >> john, what does it portend for the future of the immigration bill in the house when a key committee just passed a bill that would make it a federal crime to be in the united states illegally? >> reporter: the central tension to watch in this bill is between get
MSNBC
Jun 22, 2013 11:00am PDT
office crunched the numbers and concluded that passing the immigration bill will boost the economy. >> court to this independent report, reforming our immigration system would reduce our deficits by almost a trillion dollars over the next two decades and boost our economy over more than 5%. >> and july first, that's the day the rates on many student loans will spike. they passed the speaker john boehner's bill that would put them 2.5 percentage points above the rate and -- he's frustrated with democrats not for getting on board. >> the president has failed to talk about this issue and hasn't lifted a finger to push his own party to pass his own proposal. the time for games is up. i think our kids deserve better. and the democrats need to get their act together so we can prevent these rates from doubling on july 1st. >> student loans are not the only piece of highly contentious legislation in d.c. right now. the republican led house didn't past the -- deep cut to food stamps combined forces to kill the bill. how does this body for issues like student loans. i'm joined now by two pan
CNN
Jun 16, 2013 6:00am PDT
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CSPAN
Jun 22, 2013 7:45pm EDT
on cooperatives and the al terntive economy. there's no better magazine in the country than "yes" magazine to tell you there's a burgeoning alternative economy expanding in the united states locally controlled, not just co-ops, but community banks instead of city banks, credit unions instead of bank of america, farmer to consumer markets are 8,000 and growing all over the country, renewable energy locally, and many other local efforts that speak the strategy of displacement of large multinational corporations by getting their customers to move into the community economics world, and just a couple more, and then we can have a good discussion. i have columns on very enlightened ceos, and my favorite is the late ray anderson of interface corporation who decided in 1994 for the company's biggest carpet tile manufacturer in the world out of atlanta, georgia. i heard a lecture on industrial ecology by paul hopkins, and he was a man changed calling himself a recovering plundering of the planet. [laughter] and he swore he was going to turn his entire company around so that within 20 years or so, it would
FOX News
Jun 18, 2013 6:00pm PDT
economy, and it's happening every day. it's a perfect example of the waste, fraud and abuse going on because of bloated government. >> what's your reaction? >> i can't believe you guys are making this example. first of all, danine is talking about an underground economy, you're talking about it coming out of the taxpayer's pocket. both wrong. this is a universal fee charged everyone with a cell phone. let me finish. they finish, they have this charge because of access for people in poor areas of the country. you have to be in poverty to qualify for one of these phones. you get 90 minutes a month so an employer has a contact number. these are legitimate reasons. >> there are 10 million people who are getting these phones. >> i'm sorry we have that many poor people. it wasn't started. people call it obama phone, it started under ronald reagan. >> it started under them, it was wrong now, it's wrong now. >> it's not an example of an entitlement president, welfare excess, it's a good program started by a republican president that had some fraud and has to be addressed. >> it's not the
FOX News
Jun 18, 2013 7:00pm PDT
, plus the anemic economy have undermined people's confidence in his credibility and integrity. 45 approve, 57 disapprove. the lowest, 34/64, the previous low was in august of 2011. strong leader, 52-48. it's the lowest since january 2012. and the lowest of his entire term was 48-52. managing the government effective i lrks 47-53, the lowest since september 2011, and not a typical politician, lowest in office. when he came into office, it was 63-36. >> i suppose his trip overseas, he had to go to the g-8, it does have the appearance of getting out of dodge. he doesn't realize all these numbers are sinking in, he needs to talk to us, he needs to come back to talk to the american people. bad timing, though. >> the g-8 from his perspective was at an unfortunate time. this has all been happening, and he squandered the weeks leading into this, we've known about the -- some of these things for going on three and four and five weeks, benghazi obviously longer than that, the irs scandal, the ap records, the leaks and these things have been out there for anywhere from a week to ten days to
MSNBC
Jun 18, 2013 10:00am PDT
the book. what you've done is try to pull back the covers, if you will, on the way the economy and what we've come through with this devastating recession has affected lives across the country. tell me what you were trying to accomplish. >> the unwinding is a portrait of america over a whole generation. it begins in 1978 which is when i think a lot of the things that we're very familiar with today, deindustrialization, political polarization, the rise of lobbying, the information age had their origins. and it follows a handful of characters, most of whom readers won't have heard of. through their lives, as they move through america, through this incredibly tumultuous time, all these olden institutions and stru structures which used to support ordinary people's ambitions starts to unravel more and more. it is about the undoing of a social contract and it ends today. it is a whole generation of history. >> how has it affected our politics? >> i think what we've seen is, '78 was the year newt grichl in was elected to congress. there are profiles of ten celebrity americans to show what's happe
MSNBC
Jun 18, 2013 11:00am PDT
told "the new york times," quote, i think it's a stupid idea to bring this up. the economy is on everybody's minds. we're seeing stagnant job numbers, confidence in the institution and government is eroding. joining me, samantha gordon. thank you for joining us. samantha, you heard kelly o'donnell say that you have republicans, conservatives who believe, yes, this may not go anywhere, meaning turning into law. but their message is being discussed and it is on the forefront and we are leading this show and many others have talked about it all day. >> you know, absolutely, tamron. back in 2012 the republicans know they have an anti-choice, anti-woman agenda and that's what we're seeing today. you know, they say they want to appeal to women but that's not what they're doing. they're saying they want to push a social agenda despite the way women and most americans feel. seven out of ten americans support roe versus wade. we've seen that this year. however, this eey refuse to wor jobs and the economy and push their personal agenda on the american people. >> craig melvin asked if
CSPAN
Jun 16, 2013 1:00pm EDT
food and farming economy. >> the book is "financing our foodshed: growing local food with slow money". the slow money was the brainchild of a man who had the idea that you could take the concept of money, a venture-capital, investments, loans, and instead of sending it off to wall street you could invested writing your local community. in particular in food. so the idea is if we slow food down you get more quality, thoughtfulness, and it is just better all-around. if you slow money down you get the same result. more thoughtful attention to where your money goes, is it doing good, harm. in particular what if you try to invest it right in your own local community? sustainable farming, businesses that support local food, the support soil fertility, what if we did that? what difference would that make it? we think it would make a huge difference. several years ago i got more interested in a local food movement ended up one of the big obstacles for small farmers was capital to buy a farm, but even just small amounts of capital for a piece of equipment. thirty years ago when my husband and
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